Date of Award
MA - Master of Arts
This paper analyzes State of Flow, the definition codified by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and analyzes how Flow as a concept has developed in current psychological and artistic research, alternative therapies, and mainstream medias. This paper also views existing Dance/Movement Therapy frameworks such as Body-Mind Centering and Kestenberg Movement Profile to see how Csikszentmihalyi’s definition could integrate into current Dance/Movement Therapy practice, as well as looks at Laban Movement Analysis and its future in Dance/Movement Therapy. This thesis also examines how gender and neurodivergence may impact how one can experience State of Flow.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
Cohen, Rachael A., "Examining State of Flow and its Future in Dance/Movement Therapy: A Literature Review" (2023). Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses. 624.
Alternative and Complementary Medicine Commons, Dance Movement Therapy Commons, Movement and Mind-Body Therapies Commons, Somatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Practices Commons, Somatic Psychology Commons
The author owns the copyright to this work.